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New Yorkers Finally Meet Derren Brown
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Tuesday, May 09, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 9, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The magician-artist arrives at the Atlantic Theater --- The next big thing in New York magic is already a British institution. Across the pond, Derren Brown's TV specials and series have drawn millions since 2000. He's appeared on live TV to correctly predict the lottery, play Russian Roulette, and assassinate Stephen Fry. His sold-out tours include...
Becoming a Woman With a Scandalous Body
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Hottentot Venus was real, but at the same time, she wasn't. That was the persona created for Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman, a black South African woman who was displayed in British freak shows during the early nineteenth century. She was showcased because of her large buttocks, which white Europeans deemed shocking and exotic, and she eventually achieved...
Finding the Personal in the Political
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one social justice theatre company uses real-life stories to inspire its art --- Last summer, Houses on the Moon, a socially focused, community-committed theatre company, began developing a pair of projects about gun violence. Now, with the subject seemingly in the zeitgeist on stage (On the Exhale, Church & State, and When It's You are just...
Inside the First-Ever Symposium on Theatre Accessibility
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
TDF hosted a day-long conversation about the future of access --- Note: This article describes a recent symposium that TDF hosted on accessibility in the theatre. If you'd like to read a thorough description of the accessibility services that TDF provides, just go here. On Monday, April 24, Theatre Development Fund hosted an inaugural symposium on...
Do You Really Know the Hooker With a Heart of Gold?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Axis Company rejuvenates a classic play --- You've probably seen pictures of a slum. But what would it feel like to live in one? Director Randy Sharp raises this question in her revival of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, a 1935 hit on Broadway that later became a Humphrey Bogart picture. Originally, Sharp says, the drama felt necessary because it...
How I Discovered One of My Favorite Actors in the Chorus
By RONNI KRASNOW
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
It's not just her talent that earns this theatre fan's adoration --- Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire Even as someone who sees a lot of shows, it's rare that I get excited about someone in the chorus. It makes a kind of sense since -- save for a handful of individual moments -- they're usually meant to blend together...
Her Parents Aren't As Liberal As They Thought
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Wednesday, April 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Culture and religion clash in a new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles It's tempting to conflate tolerance with liberalism, but the two don't always go hand in hand. That idea is central to Zayd Dohrn's new play The Profane, currently at Playwrights Horizons. In the show,...
The Perfect Set for This Trashy, Classy Story
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The design of Pearl Theatre's Vanity Fair --- Yes, of course, the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Vanity Fair is set in a series of high-society homes and schools in the early 19th-century. After all, Kate Hamill's play is adapted from William Makepeace Thackery's classic satirical novel about Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two women from vastly...
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